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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Respect for Country

Léandra Martiniello, Whian Whian It is the night of the full moon, I have just watched it rise. On the...

Mayor’s parting gift 

Michele Grant, Ocean Shores The Mayor’s parting gift to the Bruns/Bayside Community was ushering through approval for the controversial Corso...

Lismore Council set to increase fees, cut costs in a bid to balance budget

Lismore City Council is set to increase fees and charges and cut spending in an attempt to overcome a $19.5m operating deficit.

An operetta and children’s theatre for NORPA

NOPRA has announced recipients of the theatre company’s two artist residencies.

Thanks for Bob

Jo Faith, Newtown I wish to thank The Echo for printing the article by Bob Morgan, First Nations academic. This...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and Beyond

A huge amount of entertainment all crammed into one space.

Stories about "Boomerang Bags":

Got a good idea? Bag a Lismore community grant

The group Boomerang Bags owes much of its success to a $7000 community grant that it received last year from Lismore Council. What could you or your organisation do to help the community with around $10,000 in the kitty?

Move to make Byron plastic bag free

Plastic Free Byron, an association of eight local not-for-profit environmental organisations and community groups, is leading a voluntary plastic bag boycott in Byron Bay, to be in full effect by July 31.

Region joins the push to ban plastic bags

A team of environmentalists is visiting businesses and councils in the northern rivers this week promoting an end to the use of plastic bags.

Byron Mermaids aim to ban plastic bags

A group of Byron shire women calling themselves the Byron Mermaids have begun sewing reusable shopping bags in an effort to reduce the use of plastic bags and held a rally recently calling on the state government to ban plastic bags in NSW.

Cabarita joins recycled shopping-bag push

Cabarita Beach Bowls and Sports Club general manager Nick Brabham isn't usually in the habit of sending out SOS calls, but as part of the fledgling local business chamber Caba Progressive, he's keen for local sewing enthusiasts to come help Sew Our Shopping bags.

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.